Period
to 19 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for Software Engineering skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Software Engineering over the 6 months to 19 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 40 49 64
Rank change year-on-year +9 +15 +11
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 175 142 87
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 6.54% 5.01% 3.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.98% 5.56% 4.44%
Number of salaries quoted 156 120 76
Cheshire median annual salary £50,165 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.48% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £31,500 £31,250 £22,750
90th Percentile £81,875 £57,500 £60,000
North West median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% +6.25%

Software Engineering is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Cheshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2,508 2,553 1,958
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 93.69% 90.12% 88.84%
Number of salaries quoted 1,906 1,917 1,680
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +13.33% -6.25%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,970 £22,500
90th Percentile £69,000 £63,000 £60,000
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -

Software Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing Software Engineering as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineering in Cheshire

Software Engineering
Salary Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Engineering in Cheshire.

Salary trend for Software Engineering in Cheshire

Software Engineering
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineering in Cheshire over the 6 months to 19 October 2018.

Salary histogram for Software Engineering in Cheshire

Software Engineering
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineering within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 19 October 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +45 57 £47,500 +10.47% 11
Knutsford +10 49 £67,500 +38.46% 4
Crewe +5 11 £36,000 -10.00% 3
Macclesfield +15 6 £40,000 +23.08% 1
Chester -13 5 £43,750 -7.89% 13
Nantwich - 3 £28,500 - 2
Wilmslow -13 1 £40,000 -20.00% 1
Congleton - 1 £55,000 - 1
Software Engineering
North West

For the 6 months to 19 October 2018, IT jobs citing Software Engineering also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for Software Engineering.

1 110 (62.86%) Agile Software Development
2 92 (52.57%) Java
3 79 (45.14%) TDD
4 69 (39.43%) Continuous Integration
5 67 (38.29%) DevOps
6 64 (36.57%) .NET
7 61 (34.86%) C#
8 59 (33.71%) Scrum
9 51 (29.14%) OO
9 51 (29.14%) Degree
10 44 (25.14%) C++
11 40 (22.86%) SQL
12 36 (20.57%) Unit Testing
13 35 (20.00%) Git (software)
13 35 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
14 34 (19.43%) Microservices
15 33 (18.86%) Computer Science
16 32 (18.29%) JavaScript
16 32 (18.29%) Stakeholder Management
17 31 (17.71%) Banking
17 31 (17.71%) SDLC
18 30 (17.14%) Jenkins
18 30 (17.14%) N-Tier
19 29 (16.57%) Finance
19 29 (16.57%) Problem-Solving
20 28 (16.00%) SOLID
21 27 (15.43%) Microsoft
22 25 (14.29%) Enterprise Software
23 24 (13.71%) OOP
24 23 (13.14%) Test Automation

Software Engineering
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (2.86%) Tomcat
2 4 (2.29%) Apache
2 4 (2.29%) Confluence
2 4 (2.29%) JBoss
2 4 (2.29%) Sitefinity
3 2 (1.14%) CICS
3 2 (1.14%) IIS
3 2 (1.14%) NServiceBus
4 1 (0.57%) Apache Solr
4 1 (0.57%) nginx
4 1 (0.57%) Resin
4 1 (0.57%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.57%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (1.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 2 (1.14%) Adobe Illustrator
1 2 (1.14%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (1.14%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (1.71%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 35 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (10.29%) SaaS
3 11 (6.29%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (3.43%) OpenShift
5 3 (1.71%) GitHub
6 2 (1.14%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 1 (0.57%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.57%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (0.57%) Apigee
7 1 (0.57%) BrowserStack
7 1 (0.57%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.57%) NuGet
7 1 (0.57%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.71%) Bluetooth
1 3 (1.71%) Ethernet
1 3 (1.71%) HTTP
1 3 (1.71%) RS-232
1 3 (1.71%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (1.14%) FTP
2 2 (1.14%) SSH
3 1 (0.57%) DNS
3 1 (0.57%) Internet
3 1 (0.57%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.57%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (6.29%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.57%) Big Data
2 8 (4.57%) Hadoop
2 8 (4.57%) MySQL
3 4 (2.29%) MongoDB
3 4 (2.29%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (1.71%) Amazon Redshift
4 3 (1.71%) Apache Cassandra
4 3 (1.71%) DB2
5 2 (1.14%) Amazon Aurora
5 2 (1.14%) IMS/DB
6 1 (0.57%) GIS
6 1 (0.57%) Power BI
6 1 (0.57%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 35 (20.00%) Git (software)
2 30 (17.14%) Jenkins
3 10 (5.71%) Gradle
4 8 (4.57%) JIRA
4 8 (4.57%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (4.00%) Octopus Deploy
6 6 (3.43%) JUnit
7 5 (2.86%) Maven
7 5 (2.86%) Visual Studio
8 4 (2.29%) Ant
8 4 (2.29%) MSBuild
8 4 (2.29%) SonarQube
9 3 (1.71%) Cucumber
9 3 (1.71%) Mockito
10 2 (1.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 2 (1.14%) Dreamweaver
10 2 (1.14%) Selenium
11 1 (0.57%) Hudson
11 1 (0.57%) LabVIEW
11 1 (0.57%) SpecFlow
General
1 31 (17.71%) Banking
2 29 (16.57%) Finance
3 8 (4.57%) Investment Banking
4 7 (4.00%) Electronics
5 6 (3.43%) Law
6 5 (2.86%) Manufacturing
6 5 (2.86%) Retail
7 3 (1.71%) Retail Banking
8 2 (1.14%) Marketing
9 1 (0.57%) Advertising
9 1 (0.57%) Automotive
9 1 (0.57%) Games
9 1 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 70 (40.00%) Software Engineer
2 57 (32.57%) Developer
3 29 (16.57%) Java Developer
4 26 (14.86%) .NET Software Engineer
5 24 (13.71%) Agile Developer
5 24 (13.71%) Senior Software Engineer
6 23 (13.14%) Agile Java Developer
7 18 (10.29%) Architect
7 18 (10.29%) Junior
7 18 (10.29%) Senior Developer
8 15 (8.57%) Junior Software Engineer
9 12 (6.86%) C++ Software Engineer
9 12 (6.86%) Senior Agile Developer
9 12 (6.86%) Senior Agile Java Developer
9 12 (6.86%) Senior Java Developer
10 10 (5.71%) Embedded Engineer
11 8 (4.57%) C# Software Engineer
11 8 (4.57%) Embedded Software Engineer
11 8 (4.57%) Solutions Architect
12 7 (4.00%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (36.57%) .NET
2 21 (12.00%) WCF
3 17 (9.71%) Spring
4 16 (9.14%) Web Services
5 12 (6.86%) AngularJS
5 12 (6.86%) HTML
6 10 (5.71%) CSS
7 9 (5.14%) RESTful
8 8 (4.57%) .NET Framework
8 8 (4.57%) ASP.NET Web API
8 8 (4.57%) Java EE
8 8 (4.57%) Node.js
9 7 (4.00%) ASP.NET
9 7 (4.00%) REST
10 6 (3.43%) .NET Core
10 6 (3.43%) Hibernate
11 5 (2.86%) Middleware
11 5 (2.86%) XML
12 4 (2.29%) React
12 4 (2.29%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 33 (18.86%) Computer Science
2 30 (17.14%) N-Tier
3 25 (14.29%) Enterprise Software
4 8 (4.57%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (4.57%) Embedded Systems
5 7 (4.00%) Fintech
6 6 (3.43%) User Experience
7 5 (2.86%) Algorithms
8 4 (2.29%) Greenfield Project
8 4 (2.29%) Management Information System
9 3 (1.71%) Mobile Payment
10 2 (1.14%) CCTV
10 2 (1.14%) Data Structures
10 2 (1.14%) IBM Mainframe
10 2 (1.14%) Mainframe
10 2 (1.14%) Taxonomies
11 1 (0.57%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 1 (0.57%) IVR
11 1 (0.57%) PKI
11 1 (0.57%) Verilog
Operating Systems
1 21 (12.00%) Linux
2 15 (8.57%) Windows
3 9 (5.14%) Android
4 5 (2.86%) Embedded Linux
4 5 (2.86%) Unix
5 3 (1.71%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.57%) AIX
6 1 (0.57%) CentOS
6 1 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.57%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (62.86%) Agile Software Development
2 79 (45.14%) TDD
3 69 (39.43%) Continuous Integration
4 67 (38.29%) DevOps
5 59 (33.71%) Scrum
6 51 (29.14%) OO
7 36 (20.57%) Unit Testing
8 34 (19.43%) Microservices
9 32 (18.29%) Stakeholder Management
10 31 (17.71%) SDLC
11 29 (16.57%) Problem-Solving
12 28 (16.00%) SOLID
13 24 (13.71%) OOP
14 23 (13.14%) Test Automation
15 20 (11.43%) SOA
16 17 (9.71%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
16 17 (9.71%) Mentoring
16 17 (9.71%) Technical Architecture
16 17 (9.71%) TOGAF
17 16 (9.14%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 92 (52.57%) Java
2 61 (34.86%) C#
3 44 (25.14%) C++
4 40 (22.86%) SQL
5 32 (18.29%) JavaScript
6 22 (12.57%) C
7 9 (5.14%) Embedded C
7 9 (5.14%) Python
8 7 (4.00%) VB.NET
9 6 (3.43%) Ruby
10 5 (2.86%) Perl
10 5 (2.86%) PHP
11 4 (2.29%) Assembly Language
11 4 (2.29%) COBOL
11 4 (2.29%) Java 8
11 4 (2.29%) PowerShell
11 4 (2.29%) Scala
11 4 (2.29%) T-SQL
12 3 (1.71%) Embedded C++
13 2 (1.14%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 51 (29.14%) Degree
2 6 (3.43%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (2.29%) TOGAF Certification
4 2 (1.14%) CISSP
4 2 (1.14%) Master's Degree
5 1 (0.57%) PhD
5 1 (0.57%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (8.00%) GDPR
2 5 (2.86%) QA
3 1 (0.57%) DO-178B
3 1 (0.57%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.57%) MISRA
System Software
1 9 (5.14%) Docker
2 3 (1.71%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.71%) Firmware
3 1 (0.57%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 18 (10.29%) Ansible
2 4 (2.29%) Kubernetes
3 2 (1.14%) Nagios
3 2 (1.14%) SCCM
3 2 (1.14%) WSUS
4 1 (0.57%) Consul
4 1 (0.57%) Docker Swarm
4 1 (0.57%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.57%) Packer
4 1 (0.57%) Puppet
4 1 (0.57%) Terraform
4 1 (0.57%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 27 (15.43%) Microsoft
2 8 (4.57%) Cloudera
2 8 (4.57%) Oracle
2 8 (4.57%) Xamarin
3 5 (2.86%) ServiceNow
4 3 (1.71%) IBM
5 2 (1.14%) Adobe
5 2 (1.14%) Citrix
5 2 (1.14%) Cognizant
5 2 (1.14%) CyberArk
5 2 (1.14%) Google
5 2 (1.14%) Hyperion
5 2 (1.14%) MuleSoft
5 2 (1.14%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (1.14%) Sun
5 2 (1.14%) Talend
5 2 (1.14%) Twitter
6 1 (0.57%) HP
6 1 (0.57%) Novell
6 1 (0.57%) Sybase